The Children of Odin

I’ve been listening to an audiobook of The Children of Odin in the car with Erik, these are great tales. It’s a retelling of the Eddas and the Volsung Saga for young adults by Padraic Colum. You can read it online here, or buy the book here.

Sif’s Golden Hair Found in Denmark

http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.ca/2015/07/archaeologists-unearth-golden-enigma-in.html These archaeologists are arguing over the possible source of these golden coils, but it’s pretty obvious to me that these were leftovers from the time Loki convinced the dwarfs to make Sif a wig. …the Dwarfs who were in the forge took up the bar of fine gold and flung it into the fire. Then taking it out and […]

Viking Longhouse Found in Downtown Reykjavik

Amazing what archaeologists are still finding. Archaeologists working in a former parking lot in Lækjargata street in downtown Reykjavík have uncovered what they believe is the ruins of the residence of a Viking era chieftain. http://icelandmag.visir.is/article/one-largest-viking-longhouses-iceland-has-been-found-downtown-reykjavik

Viking Cats Had Awesome Beards

Have you seen the movie, A Talking Cat!?! It’s awful. Awfully hilarious, if you’re stoned out of your tree, I suppose. Nevermind that, this article talks about Viking Cats: http://www.austere.co/the-history-of-viking-cats They were described as large, strong cats that drew Freyja’s chariot and were so heavy that not even Thorr, God of Thunder, could lift them from the floor. I love their beards.